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Dr. Tamara  Relis

Dr. Tamara Relis

Helping People from Around the World Achieve their Unique American Dream!
  • Immigration Law
  • New York
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Relislaw helps people from around the world achieve their unique American dream and avoid problems with the U.S. government.

We serve individuals, families and entrepreneurs in every state in the U.S. and around the world.

We offer free in-office or video conference meetings, so no need to travel. RelisLaw offers flexible, interest-free payment plans.

We have outstanding case results for our client family. Your case will be prepared with meticulous legal research and expertise by a highly experienced team.

Unlike most, RelisLaw uniquely provides 3 separate levels of team member work on your case, including 3 levels of evidence case improvement for you. This can makes a decisive difference to your end result!

We get our clients approved thanks to our team headed by Dr. Relis, LL.B, LL.M, PhD (Law), Esq. who earned a doctorate in law. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University Law School and the LSE, winner of 5 elite legal research awards, published legal author, and former professor of human rights and evidence.

Coming from Canada and the U.K., Dr. Relis also personally underwent the U.S. visa, green card and citizenship processes. So helping you, comes with a deep understanding of your feelings, situation, needs,, and desires.

Dr. Relis has worked in many countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. As such, she and our international team have a deep understanding and connection with all individuals we help.

AWARDS for our work
SUPERLAWYERS (the most selective and prestigious award in the U.S. for attorneys) as one of the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state, every year 2019-2023
AVVO Rated 10/10 and won the AVVO award for client satisfaction each year - 2016-2023
EXPERTISE 2021-2023 (Awarded based on qualifications, experience, professionalism, awards, and reputation for a history of delighted clients with exceptional service)

Columbia University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Law, Human Rights, Improvement of Legal System to meet Clients' Needs
Honors: Postdoctoral Legal Research Fellow
Activities: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Working on Law, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Columbia University (Provost’s Office) Publishing Award for PhD findings $15k
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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D, (Law) | Law, Conflict Resolution, ADR, Human Rights
Honors: Dr. Relis has won five elite postdoctoral awards for her legal research work (ESRC, BA, Columbia University, LSE). She is the author of Clients' Perceptions in Litigation and Mediation (Cambridge University Press 2009, 2011), which focuses on how lawyers and the legal system must improve to meet clients' needs. She has also served as a professor of U.S. Evidence and Human Rights Law. She has represented over 100 cases in court. Translated with (free version)
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Professional Experience
Founder / Attorney
Articles & Publications
Free E-Book The Insider Truth About U.S. Visas & Immigration
Relis Law Firm
Perceptions in Litigation and Mediation
Cambridge University Press
Speaking Engagements
Access to Justice: Law, Policy, Institutions, Yale Law School & UNDP
Human Rights Abuse Paradigms: Discontinuities in Local Desires and International Law, McGill University
Culture and Disputing Processes, Fordham Law School, New York
Human Rights and Violence Against Women, Cornell Law School
Clients' and Lawyers' Perceptions in Litigation and Mediation, Rutgers Law School, New York
State and Non-State Justice Systems, United Nations Development Programme
The Future of Court Alternative Dispute Resolution, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Law, Justice, Democracy and the Clash of Cultures, Constitutional Democracy
The Unifying Benefits of Studies in Legal Pluralism: A View from Actors in the Indian Subcontinent, Legal Pluralism and Its Contribution to the Global South/North Paradigm Panel, Law and Society Conference Seattle
International Conference on Non-State Legal Practices in India, Manipal University Center of Philosophy and the Indian Council for Social Science Research
Keynote Speaker, Mediate Scotland Conference
Human Rights and Movement of People, American Law and Society Conference
Accounting for Human Rights Abuse in South Asia, Conference of South Asia
Legal Pluralism: Culture and Religion, ‘Indian Courts, Panchayats and Tibetan Justice Ideals: Comparing Conceptions of Harm, Human Rights and Non-State Laws in the Himalayas, Law & Society Conference New Orleans
Thinking with Evidence, Seeking Certainty, Making Truth' Law & Social Sciences Conference
Accounting for the Permeation of Human Rights in the Himalayas, University of Montreal
Rising Star
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023
British Academy Award
Work in International Human Rights, Movement of People
Career Development Award
Research Council Fund
Postdoctoral Legal Research Award for Human Rights Work
British Academy
Award for Work on Clients' Rights and Problems in Legal Systems
Economic Research Council Award
Provosts Office Seed Fund Award
Columbia University Law School, New York
Law Teaching Prize
London School of Economics, Law Dept.
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
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New York State Bar  # 5398813
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5398813
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  • Free Consultation
    30 minutes free initial consultations with RelisLaw team
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer free in-office or video conference meetings. There is no need to travel. RelisLaw offers flexible, interest-free payment plans to suit all budgets.
Practice Area
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
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Contact & Map
RelisLaw, Visas & Immigration
43 W 43rd St
Suite 135
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: (917) 456-9079
Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)